Today (29th September) is National Coffee Day, celebrating those strongly scented beans that fuel our lives on a daily basis. Although whilst on your short breaks for families you won’t be needing a coffee to get you through the working day, you can just sit and enjoy the interesting aromas and take the time to enjoy the pleasures and sense of calm that a nice hot cup of coffee can bring.

Applaud Coffee, Ipswitch

If you like to get creative then you will love Applaud Coffee, with their beautiful range of vintage furniture and crafty workshops, whether you want to try your hand at lino cutting or paper cuts, the sister team at Applaud love to see their shop buzzing with ideas. Not to mention their seasonal menu, with homemade cakes and lunch offerings and of course their flavourful local coffee!

Café 1885, Snape Maltings

Celebrated for their strong coffee, Café 1885 in Snape Maltings is tucked away on the River Alde. This great little coffee shop which sits on a mezzanine floor, has been recognised for their use of local produce by the Suffolk Food and Drinks Awards. Their brunch and lunch selections leave little to be desired, and TripAdvisor reviewers also highly rate this establishment!

Arlingtons, Ipswitch

Formerly the Ipswich Museum, this Grade II listed building is the home to coffee, pastries and papers. Fill your mornings with a sense of calm as you sit in Arlingtons and sip some of the finest coffee to be found in Suffolk. Serving food throughout the day, their menu takes inspiration from British and French cuisine with a relaxed atmosphere. They even do a very English afternoon tea which you can enjoy any day of the week!

Wild Strawberry Café, Woodbridge

The Wild Strawberry Café offer al fresco dining in the warmer months, so that you can enjoy their freshly baked cakes, cookies and tray bakes in the fresh outdoor air. Located in the busy town of Woodbridge, the café looks over Market Hill and offers stunning views of the town. Enjoy a coffee with these views and feel at ease on your weekend family break.

Pump Street Bakery, Orford

The Pump Street Bakery is an establishment with community spirit at the central point, with a communal area for you to sip away at their Monmouth coffee from London. Each and every item is baked in-house on a daily basis to perfection. Take a selection of their delights and you will be in bread and pastry heaven! If you wish to better your own baking skills they also offer lessons on the premises, passing on their expert knowledge to the community.